It's a matter of price and efficiency. The wind that comes out of the Kicking Horse 
Pass has been known to knock semis off the highway -- that's why so many are in that 
area. They just feed into the existing provincial power grid.

Clifford M Dubery wrote:

> Victoria has a few wind-power projects going or recently completed.  I am not 
>convinced they are any good outside a small to medium sized town, a city of 1 - (NY 
>sized) would not be practical.  I am concerned about it here because we have an 
>abundance of coal and natural gas, talking about alternatives like solar and wind 
>seems irrelevant.
>
> Clifford M Dubery
>
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> From: Marc A. Schindler
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> Subject: [ZION] wind power
>
> Thought those of you who keep track of alternative energy might be
> interested in this article:
>
> [Toronto] Globe and Mail 29/10/02.
> 
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> Ironic that Alberta, which is by far the country's largest oil (and
> coal) producer, also leads the country in wind power. Most of them are
> those big Vestas 3-blade turbines. The place names in the chart at the
> end of the article may not mean anything to those outside Alberta, but
> Hillspring (a Mormon town), Pincher Creek and the Peigan Reserve are in
> the "exit barrel" of tremendous winds that come pouring through the
> Kicking Horse Pass. Note that some of the projects exceed 20 MW; we're
> talking serious wind energy here.
>
> --
> Marc A. Schindler
> Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland
>
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